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June 30, 2013

Gertrude Adeline Henry

MEADVILLE — Gertrude Adeline Henry, 99, of Meadville and a resident of Wesbury Hillside Home, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

She was born March 9, 1914, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Orry and Eva Mallery Hibbard. She married Homer J. Henry on Nov. 21, 1936, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2000.

Mrs. Henry was a 1933 graduate of  Meadville High School. She was a homemaker who was very devoted to raising her family and cherished the time she spent with them. She will be remembered for her love of cooking and baking and always making afghans for family and friends. Mrs. Henry was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Reformed Church as well as its Friendly Sisters Class.

Survivors include two children, James E. Henry and his wife, Margaret, of Meadville, and Karen S. Shaffer and her husband, David, of Meadville; eight grandchildren, Daniel Toboz Jr. and his wife, MaryAnn, of Chesapeake, Va., Carol Cavalier and her husband, Christopher, of Billerica, Mass., Mary Eckart and her husband, Larry, of Meadville, Diane Minnis and her husband, Christopher, of Meadville, David Toboz and his wife, Mary, of Meadville, Kevin Henry and his wife, Denise, of Lawrence, Benjamin Shaffer and his wife, Cara, of Haslet, Texas, and Brockton A. Shaffer of Clearfield; 13 great-grandchildren, Andy, Craig and Victoria Eckart of Meadville, Colleen and Meghan Cavalier of Billerica, Mass., Alex, Tyler and Laura Minnis of Meadville, Weslei, Marisa and Karisa Toboz of Meadville, and Adeline and Olivia Shaffer of Haslet.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Henry; two sisters, Thelma Briggs and Betty Jean Sender; and a brother, Dr. Al Hibbard.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

The funeral and committal service will follow on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. David P. McAfee, pastor of St. Paul’s Reformed Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Cochranton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wesbury Hillside Home (for the Benevolent Fund), 535 Williamson Road, or St. Paul’s Reformed Church, 1070 Park Ave., both of Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Share your memories and condolences at waidfuneralhome.net.

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